Shaine Mata

is resting after running a mile.



I'm doing 35 things
 

Shaine Mata's Life List

  1. 1. graduate from college
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  2. 2. weigh 140 pounds
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    52 people
  3. 3. Get organized
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    6,538 people
  4. 4. Volunteer
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  5. 5. Buy a House
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    14,082 people
  6. 6. write a book
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    31,312 people
  7. 7. ride my bike more
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    1,019 people
  8. 8. Find my purpose in life
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    889 people
  9. 9. Become Financially Independent
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    6,694 people
  10. 10. get out of debt
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  11. 11. see the northern lights
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  12. 12. Go back to Big Bend.
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  13. 13. save $5000
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    321 people
  14. 14. live simply
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  15. 15. Be a better blogger
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  16. 16. Get more people to read my Blog
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    702 people
  17. 17. live in England
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    510 people
  18. 18. Visit Ireland
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  19. 19. skydive
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  20. 20. learn to SCUBA dive
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  21. 21. be a better podcaster
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  22. 22. Learn to play the piano
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  23. 23. read harry potter
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  24. 24. go to las vegas
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  25. 25. go hiking
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  26. 26. go on a cruise
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  27. 27. 40 push ups
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  28. 28. run a marathon
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  29. 29. learn statistics
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  30. 30. continue to sing, and sing better
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  31. 31. learn to play golf
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  32. 32. ride in a 24 hour mountain bike race
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    4 people
  33. 33. learn cost accounting
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    11 people
  34. 34. learn mandarin
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    1,372 people
  35. 35. run an 8 minute mile
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    113 people

How I did it
How to take pictures
It took me
1 year
It made me
glad


How to wake up at 5 am
It took me
2 weeks
It made me
Effective


Recent entries
run an 8 minute mile (read all 2 entries…)
Now Running Up to One and One-half Miles

Tonight, I managed to run for one and a half miles, which is more than the previous 1.11 miles. This is good news for my quest to run a mile in 8 minutes again after about 20 years.

There is no running knowledge behind this. My thinking is that if I can sustain running for 2 miles, then I can push myself to run 1 mile at a faster pace in subsequent runs. So, for now my goal is to run 2 miles.

As I get closer to my running goals, I probably ought to invest some time learning about running. But, I think I’m still a ways off from what would be considered a “serious runner”. All in due time.



run an 8 minute mile (read all 2 entries…)
Best time so far

I’ve not run in about 16 years. Recently, I figured out a way of running without aggravating old injuries. My best time since resuming was tonight. 1.11 miles in 10:47 minutes. I’ll be happy to reach 8 minutes. At that point, if I think I have more to give, then we’ll set another goal.



Start my own business (read all 4 entries…)
Not reinventing the wheel

Starting a traditional business is expensive and is not guaranteed to succeed. On top of that, as the owner, you may be the last one to get paid, especially in the current economy.

Rather than all that, I am opting for the home based business route through USANA. I figure that any business will come down to selling a product or service. I might as well make selling the only thing that I do and outsource the accounting, shipping, and product manufacturing to USANA.

Is it an easy way out? Possibly. If I’m any good at selling, then I can make a decent income. Otherwise, I probably would have failed after considerable investment and time in a traditional business.



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